The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 


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What's cool about an ice menorah: reflections in the ice — it floats!! — a renewable resource — meditate on our melting glaciers...

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Chanukah v. Purim: Awakening from Above

The dreidel v. the grogger.

The Existential Dreidel

Rebbe Nachman's explanation for why we spin the Dreidel. Those letters on the Dreidel mean something completely different than you thought. Mind-blowing...

Redemption In Darkness

Some reflections on the meaning of Chanukah.


Meditation song for Chanukah — Ana Bekhoach

A Skolier nigun for Ana Bekhoach used for meditating on the Chanukah candles.

Fixing Chanukah songs: A tikkun> for Maoz Tzur and a plea to stop singing Mi Yimalel

One of the most anti-religious songs ever sung in a synagogue...

A Breslov Chanukah Nigun

A nigun taken from Ma'oz Tzur, as sung by Berkeley's Richard Kaplan

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A blessing for people who use this site from Reb Naftali Citron, rabbi of the Carlebach Shul.

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